When I want anonymity, I put on my sold blue, or my sold gray, sweatshirt. Otherwise, I always carry some sort of message.
No, I don’t usually wear a sweat shirt displaying a full sentence such as “What do you think of my sweat shirt”. My message is more subtle.
For example, I wear my Sorbonne sweat shirt when I want people to think that I am continental. It seems to have no effect.
When I want people to think I am just one of the guys, I wear my Washington DC Hard Rock Cafe sweat shirt. No one seems to think anything.
And when I want to raise a few eyebrows, I can wear my 1987 Washington Post Style Section Gorbachev Book Tour sweatshirt in bright red. “Few” is the operative word.
What really gets attention? It is my sweatshirt with a large picture of the “Catsup Bottle Water Tower” in Collinsville, Illinois.
Welcome to America.